The B-SAFE (Bishop’s Summer Academic and Enrichment) Program strives to provide young people with not only fun field trips and other recreational activities during the summer months, but also academic rotations where students get to review and expand upon what they learned during the school year. Students split their time in a variety of academic rotations where they learn about topics including health and wellness, art, numbers/STEM, and word/humanities. For Health and Wellness at our St. Augustine and St. Martin’s site, our young people were introduced to the fun they will be having in the coming weeks and the cumulative project for the summer: a healthy habits book full of reminders of ways they can help their health go high! After fun teambuilding exercises, everyone enjoyed free time outside to play and be active. Inside, everyone learned about the components of a story in Word/Humanities, climate change in Art, and arithmetic in Numbers/STEM. It’s only the first week of program, but these young people are already putting the A(cademic) in their B-SAFE experience!
By Rachel Gonzalez, Academic Team
Rachel is joining SSYP as a member of the Academic Team for B-SAFE through the Princeton Internships in Civic Service program. She is rising junior at Princeton working to earn her bachelor's degree in Public and International Affairs with a focus in Health and Well-being Policy. Rachel is from Los Angeles, California, and loves to swim, hike, and bake in her free time. Having served in a variety of mentoring and tutoring roles for students of elementary to high school age since 6th grade, she loves working with youth and ensuring that they have the support and care they need to succeed.